Museum of Anthropology
William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology
Founded in 1931, the William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology has three primary purposes. It acquires and maintains anthropological collections, supports anthropological research, and disseminates anthropological knowledge. The extensive holdings serve to link the past, the present, and the future. The Museum is charged with several responsibilities: to serve a diverse audience, from the layperson to professionals; to preserve significant, irreplaceable objects; and to contribute to our understanding of past and present cultures, especially those of prehistoric Kentucky.
Effective July 1, 2008, the main exhibit gallery in Lafferty Hall is closed. We regret this action, but the museum is no longer able to maintain an exhibit gallery with its current level of funding. The museum will concentrate its resouces on maintaining the existing collections and fulfilling its research mission.
The museum encourages professionals, students, and other researches to conduct research on our extensive collections. Access to the collections for research purposes is by application. Contact the Museum Director, George Crothers, for more information.